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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Sierra Kramer, Clemson University BFA in Art Alumna, in The Artist as Maker, Thinker, Feeler: All-Media National Juried Show

The Artist as Maker, Thinker, Feeler: All-Media National Juried Show
Cade Art Gallery, John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts
Anne Arundel Community College

THEME: The Artist as Maker, Thinker, Feeler This is a call for art that is driven by ideas and emotions, but that also has a strong emphasis on aesthetics, materials, and craft. In other words, the work in this show will be conceptually and emotionally dynamic but will also have a strong embodiment of form through process.  The show is open to individual interpretations of the meaning and relative importance of concept, form, and process in one’s own art-making practice.

Jack Rasmussen earned his bachelor’s degree in art from Whitman College. He holds master’s degrees in painting, arts management, and anthropology; and a PhD in anthropological linguistics from American University. Rasmussen began his career in 1975 as assistant director of the Washington Project for the Arts under founder Alice Denney. He then owned and operated the John Rasmussen Gallery, a vital part of DC’s art scene until it closed in 1983.  He served as American University’s associate director of development from 1983 to 1987. From 1989 to 1992, Rasmussen helped conceive, launch, and operate the Rockville Arts Place in suburban Maryland. He then became executive director of the Maryland Art Place (MAP) in Baltimore, a nonprofit contemporary arts center serving the Mid-Atlantic. In his 10 years at MAP, he curated a series of cutting-edge shows and off-site projects, introduced a new cabaret space and heightened community involvement. Rasmussen’s next post was executive director of the di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature, a contemporary art museum and natural habitat in Napa, California. There, he oversaw the care and exhibition of 2,100 artworks indoors and out, and organized traveling exhibitions to establish the di Rosa’s reputation and identity as the premiere venue for Northern California contemporary art. Rasmussen is currently on the Board of the Maryland State Arts Council and serves as the Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, D.C.  

Featured Artists:
Robert Mullenix
Elizabeth Magee
Alexis Kurtzman
Sierra Kramer [Clemson University BFA in Art (sculpture) 2013]
Brandon Moultrie
Khalilah Sabree
Haeley Kyong
Erin Holscher Almazan
Martha Spak
Stephanie Serpick
Anne Johnstone
Estefania Mones
Richard Weiblinger
Stacie Smith
Shona Macdonald
Judy Blotnick
Taylor Adams
Julia Dzikiewicz
Sarah Krawcheck
Jane Dunnewold
Rachel Porter
Vencent Ferrari
Nilou Kazemzadeh
Dina Volkova
Megyn Craine
Angelika Ejtel
Lynn Putney
Dawn Hunter
Barbara Warden
Kathryn McDonnell
Amanda Kendrick
Krista LaBella
Patricia Howard
Carrie Crane
Gina Westergard
Pamela Benham
Allison Conley
Jack St. John
Patricia Goslee
Esther Iverem
Allan Maxwell
Daniela Snow
Elaheh Shamlou
Leah Schretenthaler
Francine Marchese
Dorian Hamilton

November 18-December 19, 2016 Exhibition in the Cade Art Gallery

Cade Art Gallery John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts
Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012 

Sierra Kramer, Mama, 2016 installation
Sierra Kramer is an installation and video artist from Columbia, SC. She received her Bachelor in Fine Arts in Art with an emphasis sculpture degree from Clemson University in August 2013 and is currently working on her MFA from Florida State University.

Through her overwhelming nostalgia for childhood, Sierra creates installations that are emotionally driven by memories from her past. There are a wide range of materials Sierra uses to create these installations including bed sheets, rubber bands, cardboard, LED lights, yarn, plastic, crystals, paper, thread, tape, hot glue and paint. The materials Sierra uses within her work relate to childhood investigation in which everyday objects are used to create new worlds or are altered to help you, as a child, transcend reality. The work doesn’t have to replicate the memory; the work can be the feeling of the memory or representation, aesthetically, of the memory. Sierra aims to mix emotions combining the familiar with the unfamiliar.

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